Passengers on Greece’s fastest train, the White Arrow, are stranded in a field just 22 kilometers from Athens. Power outages in parts of the Greek railway network have forced hundreds of passengers to spend several hours without air conditioning and without any information about what happened and when the problem will be solved.
Shortly after leaving Athens for Thessaloniki, the “arrow” stopped in Dhekelia, just 22 km from the Greek capital, where it stood for 2 hours.
Αποψινό τρένο Αθήνα-Θεσ/νίκη. Μείναμε πάνω από 1 ώρα λίγο έξω από την Αθήνα, χωρίς ρεύμα (άρα και κλιματισμό), χωρίς να βγούμε από το τρένο (ήμαστε σε γέφυρα πάνω από την ΕΟ με τις άλλες αμαξοστοιχίες να διέρχονται κανονικά) και χωρίς ενημέρωση. 1/10
— Danai Koltsida (@DanaiKoltsida) July 28, 2022
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Railroad collapsed: New damage to the White Arrow, the train that was going to help also stopped.
Passengers of other trains following to Thessaloniki, Kiato, Piraeus, Chalkis, as well as suburban trains served by route airport and suburbs of the capital.
Witnesses said they saw people leaving Proastiakos with luggage, apparently trying to find another way to the airport. It is reported that electricity on the airport track was restored only at 10 am.
Stuck on the #Proastiakos suburban train at Agioi Anagyroi station. There’s no power. Train halted for over 20 minutes now. No lights in train. And no one knows anything. Driver says he cannot reach anyone. Bravo, @HellenicTrain pic.twitter.com/aTqodLVxbu
— Damian Mac Con Uladh (@damomac) July 28, 2022
We’ve been here for an hour and still, in complete darkness. Some passengers have asked the conductor if they have time to get out of the station to get water/coffee etc and he can’t even reassure them that he can wait for the electricity to turn back on.